Medicare and Medicaid
Medicare and Medicaid fraud is fraud on the government. If you suspect that your employer is engaged in Medicare or Medicaid fraud, contact Console Mattiacci Law, LLC immediately.
You may be entitled to millions of dollars from the government as a reward for reporting fraud. However, because the issues surrounding the reporting are complex, it is best to contact the attorneys at Console Mattiacci Law, LLC to guide you through the process.
Employees who report Medicare or Medicaid fraud are generally referred to as "whistleblowers." In some cases, you may have to be the first person to report the fraud in order to receive an award from the government. Do not delay.
A new regulation is in the works that may result in even higher awards for whistleblowers. On April 29, 2013, it was announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends to substantially increase the maximum payout for whistleblowers.
The HHS's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stated it would raise the ceiling for whistleblower payouts to nearly $10 million from the current cap of $1,000. By revising the Incentive Reward Program provisions in § 420.405 of the Code of Federal Regulations, CMS, hopes to do the following:
- increase the incentive for individuals to report information on individuals and entities that have or are engaged in sanctionable conduct;
- improve the ability to detect new fraud schemes; and
- ensure that fraudulent entities and individuals do not enroll in or maintain their enrollment in the Medicare program.
Medicare and Medicaid cases, like other whistleblower cases, are often difficult and complex. Each case requires a careful, focused, and thorough evaluation by a competent attorney who practices employment law. Our firm maintains an excellent reputation in the field of employment law both with employers and the legal community.
Depending on the particular facts of your situation and your specific goals, we will work with you to negotiate with your employer, file with the appropriate federal, state or local agency, and represent you in federal or state court.
Keep in mind that the law imposes strict deadlines for bringing a Medicare or Medicaid whistleblower claim. In some cases, you may only have 90 days after discovering the fraud to file a claim or you forever lose your right to do so.
If you believe you may have a whistleblower claim do not delay in contacting Console Mattiacci Law, LLC at 215-545-7676 for a comprehensive consultation with an attorney.
This article was last updated on Friday, April 4, 2018.
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